Dave Grossman has been America's preeminent police trainer for about a decade. If you don't know what "killology" is, you should watch this seven minute video.
This kind of training needs to STOP.
It's not completely the fault of this moron alone. It's the crime of the asswholes who hired him using tax money who apparently either don't know what a 'military training' is, were a asleep when had one or just enjoy watching the country turning into a battle zone. These morons have apparently lost any perspective of the difference between a domestic and a foreign threat. You DON'T train the police to become predators! You train them(not by a military desperado) to CATCH a predator! And if cops come up with nonsense such as "criminals have got too tough" then I wonder why can't you become tough too without turning into a legalized terrorist!
The military are trained to kill,...(and this is a copy and paste).....The purpose of the police service is to uphold the law fairly and firmly; to prevent crime; to pursue and bring to justice those who break the law; to keep the Queen's peace; to protect, help and reassure the community; and to be seen to do this with integrity, common sense and sound judgement.....can you see a difference...though this is the UK version...it should be universal...
Dave Grossman was a damned good soldier and a very knowledgeable one. Soldiers are trained for combat. They're trained to kill, not preserve life, that's their job and the main diff between the two and the reason soldiers should never be used on your own civilian population. If your police are using this man to train them, then I suspect it's as a response to the nature of the criminals and their use of weapons. I wouldn't blame Grossman, he's served your country well as a soldier. Why are your police asking for combat training? Your problem is more complex.
These types are left over mercenaries who never had any sort of restriction put upon their operations, no rules of war or rules of interrogation!!!
Where do you think the drug cartels and the Islamist fanatics get and learn how to completely control the situations that they are involved in!!!
One note: when he is his army BDU’s near the beginning of this video he uses camouflage face paint, as real soldier knows that you must paint the back of your neck, back and inside your ears. Or you will be pick out very easily!!! Make one wonder just how sane and knowledgeable this man actually is???
I always wonder why so many shots need to be fired at a 'suspect.' And how do they react to "reality"? Give someone a gun and they seem to fell they need to use regardless.
There was a show on Netflix and a exercise was made where individuals had a paint gun. There was a scene with all sorts of things to hide behind (old cars, a wall, etc). The individuals were shown that either a figure with a gun would appear or one that was just standing there. They were to make a decision whether to shoot or not. Most fired on those that were just standing there. They felt that the need to make a a quick decision outweighed taking an extra second to analyze the situation. Fear and panic do crazy things to humans.
This is why the British police do not normally carry firearms, a good knock on the head is enough to subdue the average miscreant, we have specialist firearms units for more dangerous situations who are called in when required, traffic police are not armed, normal beat policemen are not armed but in the UK citizens are normally not armed, just criminals, a different picture altogether!
So this idiot gets paid to train cops to think like he does. I think we've identified a big part of the problem. This is exactly how NOT to train a cop to think. That guy's a Molotov cocktail of toxic masculinity and too much testosterone. He thinks he's Dirty Harry.
No wonder cops are so effed up.